You’ll find plenty of state-of-the-art technology at Langworthy Family Dentistry, which we’ll use to not only make your care more precise, but more transparent as well. The instruments detailed below allow you to see your mouth from Dr. Langworthy’s perspective and completely understand your oral health and treatment options, making any care decisions nice and easy. You don’t need to go to the big city to enjoy leading-edge dentistry thanks to our dental office!
Cameras are everywhere these days, including our dental office! Our intraoral camera is a small device that fits comfortably into any mouth that allows us to see every corner of the oral cavity. Better yet, the high-definition images it captures can be displayed on a nearby monitor, enabling our team to perform more thorough and effective examinations. Dr. Langworthy can use it to give you a “virtual tour” of your mouth so you know exactly what is going on with your oral health.
Did you know that more than half of each tooth is covered by your gums? In order to look at your roots and the supporting bone to make sure there are no hidden issues, we rely on digital X-rays. Compared to traditional film, these are faster, show more detail, and the process emits 1/20th of the radiation. Plus, we can show you your X-rays seconds after taking them.
Impressions help us create a model of the teeth and bite so we can design a wide array of treatments to ensure they fit perfectly, from veneers to dentures and more. Now, we simply use a handheld instrument to scan the teeth, and in just a few minutes, a highly detailed impression is created. This approach not only saves time compared to making a physical impression, but the overall experience is more pleasant as well, as patients no longer have to spend minutes biting into a mold with gooey dental putty.
Rather than just poking and prodding your teeth to search for cavities (which often results in very small areas of decay being missed), we can instead scan them with a special light that instantly reveals even the slightest sign of enamel thinning. This helps us catch cavities earlier and treat them as quickly as possible, helping a patient avoid lasting damage while preserving their precious enamel.